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All Things Sewell

 

Carolyn Sewell (right) and I (left) standing in front of my class project.

Carolyn Sewell (right) and I (left) standing in front of my class project.

Okay, so we all have our celebrity crushes.

For a 13-year-old singer, it may be Taylor Swift. For a 17-year-old basketball star, it may be Stephen Curry.

As for me, a 20-year-old graphic design student, my idol is Carolyn Sewell.

Before coming to Mason I did not have too many people I looked up to in this field, and the ones whose work I did get excited about were found in my history books. This all changed after taking typography last fall. We were given to complete a project in the style or inspired by an artist of our choice; but of course I couldn’t decide.

My professor pointed me in the direction of a young, local designer whose work was something that fell right in line with my own. Carolyn Sewell is basically a master of all things doodle! She incorporates many fun and quirky elements into her art, and is most known for her hand-lettering pieces.

After the project, I continued to stay up-to-date on all things Sewell. I was amazed by her ability to stay true to her particular style of art; she made herself nationally known by just following her passions. She also lives by the inspiring words, “Do what you love, and fortune will follow”, which I will live by for years to come.

Oh! And I actually got to meet her last semester when she spoke at an AIGA-Mason event.

Best. Day. EVER!

My own little piece of motivation. Carolyn autographed my project.

My own little piece of motivation. Carolyn autographed my project.

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